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Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-19-2017, 02:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,326
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Rcaf sabres

Just to be clear, HA4303 (Golden Hawks #23037) is actually not the same aircraft as the Vintage Wings F-86. (#23314).

Dan
;)
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-19-2017, 01:31 AM
Replies: 31
Poll: Wardair 747
Views: 2,149
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Wardair 747

O.K. - that means the later scheme 747-200. Hopefully the delivery scheme will be done later.

Dan
;)
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-19-2017, 01:07 AM
Replies: 31
Poll: Wardair 747
Views: 2,149
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Wardair 747

Good news!

I hope it will be Wardair's first 747-100 "Phil Garratt "when delivered in 1973.

Will go well with Inflight200's B727 and B707 to recreate the scene below.

Dan
:cool:

From Max...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-19-2017, 12:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,326
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Rcaf sabres

Looks to be closer to a Mk.5 with the wing fences and hard wing.

Dan
;)
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-18-2017, 12:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,326
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Rcaf sabres

I think that Spooky's suggestion is our best chance for a RCAF Silver Sword.

The colour photo is perhaps one of the most published RCAF F-86 Photos ever taken.

Sabre Mk.5 #23314 is still...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 02-16-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Air Canada’s Plan of Attack - Flies Over America!

Air Canada is having success in attracting American customers to fly to the much more attractive airports of Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto for onwards flights to Asia and Europe.

Dan
;)
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-16-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 27,292
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Hobby Master HA5601 MiG-25P Foxbat, Lt. V. Belenko, Japan 1976

Now confirmed as a May 2017 Release.

Forum Rules which state:
Copyrighted material from other websites, newspapers, magazines and journals are not allowed. Also it states that Do not post links...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-16-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 554
Posted By ACpilot
Re: HOBBY MASTER 1:72 Northrop T-38A Talon 16th FTW, Yecheon AFB, ROKAF, 2009

Much better quality artwork from Hawkone's website.

Hobby Master Air Power Series 1/72 HA5404 - Northrop T-38A Talon 16th FTW, Yecheon AFB, ROKAF, 2009...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-16-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By ACpilot
Hobby Master HA3327 VPAF Northrop F-5E Tiger II, 935th Fighter Regiment

Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA3327
Northrop F-5E Tiger II
3528, 935th Fighter Regiment, VPAF,
late 1970s

May 2017 Release as announced on Hawkone's website.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-16-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,877
Posted By ACpilot
Hobby Master HA3326 VNAF Northrop F-5E Tiger II, 1970s

Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA3326
Northrop F-5E Tiger II
73-00847, VNAF, 1970s

Late addtion to the April 2017 Releases as announced on Hawkone's website.


Dan
;)
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-16-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,326
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Rcaf sabres

Sorry, I was probably thinking of HM's tooling because the last Corgi Sabre release was 7 years ago now. I would think given that tooling's age and the clear superiority of HM's F-86 - that there...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-16-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,326
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Rcaf sabres

These are actually operational schemes from 439 Sabretooth Tiger Squadron (who likely also had a demo team for airshows like most squadrons).

The natural metal one in the top photo is a #1 Wing...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-12-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By ACpilot
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 02-11-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,125
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Qantas A330 Rainbow Pride

Never to be seen on this collector's shelf!

Dan
:rolleyes:
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-11-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Hobby Master Chinese Nationalist Air Force Boeing Model 281, 17th Sqn. Nanking

Photos are up on Hawkone's website.

Hobby Master 1/48 Air Power Series HA7510 - Boeing Model 281 1703, 17th Sqn., Chinese Air Force, Nanking, WWII (http://www.hobbymastercollector.com/HA7510.html)...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-11-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,940
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Hobby Master HA5501 Chinese Nationalist Air Force Curtis P-40N Warhawk, 1945

Photos are up on Hawkone's website.

Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA5501 - Curtiss P-40N Wang Kuang Fu, 7th FS/3rd FG, Chinese Air Force, Laohokow, China, January 1945...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-11-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 714
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Hobby Master HA4809 USN E-2C Hawkeye VAW-115, USS George Washington, 2010

Photos are up on Hawkone's website.

Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA4809 Northrop Grumman E-2C Hawkeye NF 600/165296, VAW-115, USS George Washington, 2010...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-11-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,473
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Hobby Master HA3838 RSAF F-16D Fighting Falcon, 425th FS, Luke AFB, Arizona

Photos are up on Hawkone's website.

Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA3838 Lockheed F-16D Fighting Falcon 425FS, LF035, Republic of Singapore Air Force, Arizona Luke Air Force training 20th...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-11-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,345
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Hobby Master HA3529 USN McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet, VFA-94, Iraqi Freedom

Photos are up on Hawkone's website.

Hobby Master Air Power Series jet powered 1/72 HA3529 F/A-18C Hornet BuNo 164048 VFA-94, US NAVY, "Operation Iraqi Freedom"...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-11-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,448
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Hobby Master HA2912 USN A-1H Skyraider, VA-52 "Knight Riders" USS Ticonderoga, 19

Photos are up on Hawkone's website.

Hobby Master Air Power Series Propeller Powered 1/72 HA2912 - Douglas A-1H Skyraider BuNo 134569, VA-52 "Knightriders", USS Ticonderoga, summer 1967...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-11-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,525
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Hobby Master HA2713 JASDF F-2A, 8th TFS

Photos are up on Hawkone's website.

Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series (Jet Powered) HA2713 - Japan F-2A 13-8557, 8th Tactical Fighter Squadron, JASDF...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-11-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 918
Posted By ACpilot
Re: SkyMax SM8008 USN TBD-1 Devastator, VT-8, USS Hornet, "Battle of Midway"

Photos are up on Hawkone's website.

SkyMax diecast 1/72 Flying Heroes Series Aircraft SM8008 TBD-1 Devastator BuNo 0308, VT-8, USS Hornet, 4th June, 1942 "Battle of Midway"...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-11-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,226
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Hobby Master HA3610 USAF Convair F-106A Delta Dart, 194th FIS, California ANG, 19

Photos are up on Hawkone's website.

Hobby Master Air Power Series 1/72 HA3610 Convair F-106A Delta Dart 80784, 194th FIS, California ANG, William Tell 1980...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-10-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,616
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Corgi AA28401 RAF English Electric Lightning F6, RAF Binbrook, 1/48 SCALE NEW TOO

Corgi image.

Dan
;)

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/ACpilot1/ACpilot1003/IMG_8381_zpsa3aekifu.jpeg
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-10-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,490
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Air Canada Reveals New Livery Today

For those unfamiliar, here is the history showing the various aircraft tails over the years.

Dan
;)

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/ACpilot1/ACpilot1003/IMG_8379_zpsp9tcszft.jpeg
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-09-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,490
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Air Canada Reveals New Livery Today

Just noticed that the black cockpit mask can trace its roots to the TCA days.

Dan
;)

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/ACpilot1/ACpilot1003/IMG_8367_zpseulxpo5n.jpeg
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-09-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,490
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Air Canada Reveals New Livery Today

My wife and I went to the employee reveal at the Hangar in Vancouver a few hours ago where they had an Airbus A321 painted in the new colours.

The black is supposed to represent the granite and...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-09-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 8,194
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Corgi AA28101 USAAF Curtiss P-40B Warhawk, 2nd lt. Welch, 47th PS, Wheeler Field

Honestly, do some members on here have a reading comprehension disability?

No member is even referring to the Corgi CAD photos. Everyone knows they're pure fantasy. And Mule's photos?? They're...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-09-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,490
Posted By ACpilot
Air Canada Reveals New Livery Today

Air Canada today revealed its new livery in time for 80th Anniversary celebrations.

Dan
;)

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/ACpilot1/ACpilot1003/IMG_0125_zpsgc1bnvqb.jpeg
...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-08-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 8,194
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Corgi AA28101 USAAF Curtiss P-40B Warhawk, 2nd lt. Welch, 47th PS, Wheeler Field

My point is that talking about colour on this model is pointless given the obvious flaws of the tooling.

Even the harshly lit and over exposed Mule photos show the poor fitting canopy, gappy...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-08-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 8,194
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Corgi AA28101 USAAF Curtiss P-40B Warhawk, 2nd lt. Welch, 47th PS, Wheeler Field

Colour is the least of this model's problems as the highly esteemed (by some) Flying Mule photo below shows.

Dan
...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-08-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,889
Posted By ACpilot
Re: JC Wings Air Canada B767-200ER has landed!

My wife is convinced that the new livery is that as seen below.

We'll both be going to the Employee event tomorrow to see it in person.

Dan
;)
...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-07-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,715
Posted By ACpilot
Re: REVIEW: Hobby Master HA3713 Canadian Armed Forces CF-101B Voodoo""Lynx One" 1984

$115.99

Fantastic price for "Vicky" - an outstanding model.

Dan
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-07-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,715
Posted By ACpilot
Re: REVIEW: Hobby Master HA3713 Canadian Armed Forces CF-101B Voodoo""Lynx One" 1984

Thanks for the complement.

Yes, the Mule's photos are often no better than the manufacturer and doesn't always do a model justice as some others have claimed - not to mention that the Mule doesn't...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-07-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,715
Posted By ACpilot
Re: REVIEW: Hobby Master HA3713 Canadian Armed Forces CF-101B Voodoo""Lynx One" 1984

Flying Mule photos are up.

Dan
;)


http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/ACpilot1/ACpilot1003/IMG_0105_zpsyve21mzi.jpg
...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-07-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,410
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Potential 2nd RAAF Super Hornet for Hobby Master to make

Oh yeah. Forgot that no RAAF fighter squadrons were present at the B.O.B. - hence no anniversary Scheme.

Dan
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-07-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,410
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Potential 2nd RAAF Super Hornet for Hobby Master to make

Yeah..........right!

Dan
:rolleyes:

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/ACpilot1/ACpilot1003/IMG_8347_zpsmqnfc4dh.jpg
...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-06-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,194
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Aviation72 7253002 RAE Sea Vixen FAW2, Lianbedr 1984

Final Product Photos.

No underwing armament which is appropriate for a target tug.

Dan
;)

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/ACpilot1/ACpilot1003/IMG_8337_zpsvimztk25.jpg
...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-06-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 31
Poll: Wardair 747
Views: 2,149
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Wardair 747

Purchased by Canadi>n in 1989 which itself was merged into Air Canada in 2000.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wardair

Dan
;)
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-06-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 862
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Oxford Diecast

Completely correct.

Canada's contribution to the BCATP with over 130,000 Commonwealth aircrew trained was a major contribution to winning the War.

Dan
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-06-2017, 01:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,036
Posted By ACpilot
Re: 1/72 Avro Anson No.6013 Aa No.1 SFTS RCAF

I sent in my BCATP Airspeed Oxford suggestion that should make a good companion for the Anson.

RCAF Oxford II Central Flying School,
RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario, 1939

Fingers crossed!

Dan...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-05-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 31
Poll: Wardair 747
Views: 2,149
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Wardair 747

It's somewhat meaningless. I mean are there many models that every collector would purchase?

Dan
;)
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 02-05-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 31
Poll: Wardair 747
Views: 2,149
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Wardair 747

Inflight has made Wardair's 727, both 707s and the DC-10 - the 747s should be the best sellers of them all.

Dan
;)
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-03-2017, 03:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,983
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Hobby Master HA5005 USMC Grumman EA-6B Prowler, VMAQ-2, 2008

You might want to invest in a light box then.

Would be much better than the kitchen floor.

Dan
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-03-2017, 02:36 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,983
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Hobby Master HA5005 USMC Grumman EA-6B Prowler, VMAQ-2, 2008

I know I've enjoyed seeing photos of your collection.

Dan
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-03-2017, 02:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,983
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Hobby Master HA5005 USMC Grumman EA-6B Prowler, VMAQ-2, 2008

Like I said, you can't seriously say that a model's paint colour is wrong based on photos only.

Dan
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-03-2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,983
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Hobby Master HA5005 USMC Grumman EA-6B Prowler, VMAQ-2, 2008

Don't twist my words.:rolleyes:

I'm just saying it is what it is. I can't claim a model's colour is absolutely correct and you can't say it's absolutely wrong based solely on photos.
...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-03-2017, 12:42 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,983
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Hobby Master HA5005 USMC Grumman EA-6B Prowler, VMAQ-2, 2008

That's my point.

It is what it is. Photos will never be a 100% reliable source. Photos will differ from the model and photos will differ from the actual aircraft. Which one is right?

There...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-03-2017, 12:01 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,983
Posted By ACpilot
Re: Hobby Master HA5005 USMC Grumman EA-6B Prowler, VMAQ-2, 2008

A bigger "cop out" is saying the model colour is wrong based on a photo - period.:rolleyes:

Dan
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 02-02-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,036
Posted By ACpilot
Re: 1/72 Avro Anson No.6013 Aa No.1 SFTS RCAF

The Lysander is actually part of Oxford's cheaper line of models.

The current Anson and Oxford toolings are from the premium "Blue Box" line so both should be higher quality models.

Dan
;)
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